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1 S ports T rauma and O veruse P revention

2 The Problem 30 million children participate in organized sports (Source: Safe Kids USA) Participation in high school athletics is increasing, with more than 7.3 million high school students participating annually (Source: National Federation of State High School Associations) High school athletics account for more than 2 million injuries annually, including 500,000 doctor visits 30,000 hospitalizations (Source: Centers for Disease Control)

3 Young athletes are specializing in sports (and positions) at an earlier age, with more than 3.5 million children under the age of 14 treated annually for sports injuries. (Source: Safe Kids USA) Immature bones, insufficient rest after injury, and poor training and conditioning contribute to overuse injuries. Overuse injuries account for half of all sports injuries in middle school and high school. (Source: Safe Kids USA) The Problem

4 A childs history of injury is….. 1.A risk factor for future injury during both their youth and adulthood. 2.A contributor to long term degenerative diseases, such as osteoarthritis. The Lasting Problem

5 70% of kids participating in sports drop out by the age of 13 because of: Adults Coaches Parents These children lose the benefits of exercise, teamwork and healthy competition! The Lasting Problem – Part 2

6 Overuse is considered excessive and repeated use that results in injury to the bones, muscles or tendons involved in the action. What is Overuse?

7 Immature bones Insufficient rest after an injury Poor training or conditioning Specialization in just one sport Year-round participation Why are Injuries on the Rise?

8 Promote injury prevention on multiple levels, including: Learning about the STOP Sports Injuries campaign and visiting for resourceswww.STOPSportsInjuries.org Take the Pledge on the website to prevent injuries Holding ongoing discussions about the importance of rest with athletes Mandating pre-season physicals Enforcing warm-up and cool down routines Encouraging proper strength training routines What Can We Do to Prevent Overuse and Trauma Injuries?

9 Additional tips: Drink enough water based on activity and temperature levels Educate athletes on proper nutrition for performance Supervise equipment maintenance Encourage kids to speak with an athletic trainer, coach or physician if they are having any pain. What Can We Do to Prevent Overuse and Trauma Injuries?

10 Work with local athletic governing bodies to mandate pitch counts and limit number of matches or tournaments played. Additional Prevention Strategies

11 Encourage participation for fun and limit emphasis on winning Discourage early specialization Treat symptoms of problems/injuries EARLY Additional Prevention Strategies

12 Provide proper instruction on throwing mechanics – Discourage the teaching of curve balls until high school (puberty) – Ban the radar gun in youth sports – Mandate a 3 month rest-period each year for throwing athletes Proper Technique is Key

13 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Academy of Pediatrics American Medical Society for Sports Medicine National Athletic Trainers Association National Strength and Conditioning Association Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America SAFE Kids USA Sports Physical Therapy Section More than 130 other organizations, institutions, sporting leagues and teams have joined the campaign since it launched in April Founding Collaborators of the STOP Sports Injuries Campaign

14 James R. Andrews, MD Co-Chair Neal S. ElAttrache, MD Co-Chair Hank Aaron Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Marjorie J. Albohm President, NATA Bonnie Blair Olympic Speed Skater Nicholas Bollettieri Professional Tennis Coach Sam Bradford St. Louis Rams quarterback, 2008 Heisman Trophy Winner Dale Brown Former Louisiana State University Basketball Coach Daniel J. Berry, MD President, AAOS Reverend Dr. Richard P. Camp, Jr. Former Nationally Ranked Track & Field Athlete Tom Condon Football Agent, Creative Artists Agency Delos (Toby) Cosgrove, MD President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic STOP Sports Injuries: Council of Champions

15 Lars Engebretsen, MD, PhD Professor and Director, Orthopaedic Center, Ullevaal University Hospital Joe Gibbs CEO, Gibbs Investments, LLC Eric Heiden, MD Former Olympic Speed Skater, Orthopaedic Surgeon Dennis Lewin Board of Directors Chairman, Little League Baseball International Kevin Wilk, Director of Rehabilitative Research, ASMI Bo Jackson Former Los Angeles Raider, Professional Baseball Player James C. Justice, II Chairman and Owner, The Greenbrier Resort Stephen D. Keener President & CEO, Little League Baseball, Inc. Ian Lawson Worldwide President, DePuy Mitek Jay R. Hoffman, PhD, CSCS, *D, FNSCA, FASCM President, NSCA Howie Long NFL Hall of Famer, Broadcaster STOP Sports Injuries: Council of Champions (continued)

16 Christie Rampone Olympic Soccer Player Renaldo Nehemiah Hurdle World Record holder and former San Francisco 49er Jack Nicklaus PGA Golfer Jerry Pate Former Professional Golfer Rick Peterson Milwaukee Brewers, 3P Sports Bart Starr Former Green Bay Packer Teri McCambridge, MD Chairperson, Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness John Smoltz Major League Baseball Pitcher Jim Wilson, III Chairman and CEO, Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC Reinhold D. Schmieding President and Founder, Arthrex Robert L. Masson, MD President, Neurospine Institute and Chairman, NSI Foundation STOP Sports Injuries: Council of Champions (continued)

17 Arthrex – Champion Level Supporter DePuy Mitek Inc. – Champion Level Supporter Smith & Nephew – Champion Level Supporter Corporate Sponsors

18 Baseball Basketball Cheerleading Dance Field Hockey Figure Skating Football Golf Gymnastics Hockey Lacrosse Martial Arts Rowing Rugby Running Skiing and Snowboarding Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Volleyball Wrestling Campaign focuses on over 20 Sports

19 Sports tips – Sport specific information Specific educational tip sheets focused on various audiences – Parents – Athletes – Coaches – Healthcare providers Video podcasts Educational Content

20 Comprehensive Website Features: Educational resources Media center Downloadable applications Online survey Quizzes Blogging Public Service Announcements Social media interaction through Facebook and Twitter Website and Technology

21 Better prevention of injury New surgical techniques are being evaluated to treat injuries – less invasive Ongoing research to understand the injury risk and how to prevent Continued rise in injury rates unless education is increased What Does the Future Hold?

22 Other Resources

23 Lets Work Together to STOP Sports Injuries And Keep Kids in the Game for Life!


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